D River Beach health advisory lifted June 1
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has lifted a public health advisory for contact with ocean water at D River Beach. The agency issued the advisory May 27 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria (poop – thank you Bambi) in ocean waters.
Follow-up tests taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) showed lower bacteria levels. Contact with ocean water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk. Officials recommend staying out of large pools on the beach that are frequented by birds, and runoff from those pools, because the water may contain increased bacteria from fecal matter.